BTS leader RM on allegations of Army manipulating tunes charts: ‘Don’t know if slamming us, our admirers is right’

BTS’ enthusiasts, also identified as the Military, ended up accused of manipulating the tunes charts with mass purchasing of their music. The K-pop group’s chief, RM, has now tackled the allegations.

Published ON AUG 26, 2021 07:24 PM IST

BTS leader RM has addressed allegations levelled in opposition to the K-pop group’s fandom, also regarded as the Military. They were accused of manipulating songs charts to assist the group keep their top rated places. BTS followers, with the release of Butter and Authorization to Dance, were stated to be be mass getting the tunes and influencing the chart to preserve BTS on top.

The group held the prime place of the Billboard Very hot 100 for 10 consecutive weeks. Though Butter rated No. 1 for 9 weeks, Permission to Dance debuted on the very first spot next its release and sooner or later dropped down.

Speaking with Billboard Magazine, BTS members had been asked about the manipulation allegations. BTS chief RM explained, “It is a good issue. But if there is a dialogue inside of Billboard about what getting No. 1 really should symbolize, then it’s up to them to adjust the procedures and make streaming weigh extra on the position. Slamming us or our supporters for receiving to No. 1 with physical revenue and downloads, I do not know if that’s right … It just feels like we’re effortless targets mainly because we’re a boy band, a K-pop act, and we have this large enthusiast loyalty.”

The journal also asked Shin Youthful-jae, president of BTS’ label, Big Hit Audio (a HYBE subsidiary), if ‘HYBE by itself organises enthusiasts in any chart manipulation.’ He explained with a chuckle, “Wouldn’t it be great if we in fact experienced the capability to mastermind these kinds of a thing? I get that there are marketplace developments [related to BTS] that are head-scratchers for some men and women. But I never believe that the U.S. market is one particular that can be handily topped by downloads alone. We think the songs’ impression was proven in quite a few strategies, and we are proud of that achievement.”

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BTS has debuted on the prime location of the Billboard Very hot 100 each time right after a tune released considering the fact that past August. The team initial debuted on the prime of the chart with Dynamite, which also bagged them their first Grammy nomination, followed by their remix of Savage Really like (Laxed – Siren Defeat) with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo, Everyday living Goes On, Butter and Authorization to Dance.